Becoming Visible: Reflections on the Queer Newark Oral History Project

September 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy, in partnership with the Eric Neisser Public Interest Program, welcomes Timothy Stewart-Winter, Associate Professor History, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University-Newark; Whitney Strub, Associate Professor History, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University-Newark; and Naomi Extra, freelance writer, poet, and doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Stewart-Winter, Strub, and Extra will discuss their involvement and experiences with the Queer Newark Oral History Project through their presentation, “Becoming Visible: Reflections on the Queer Newark Oral History Project.”

Timothy Stewart-Winter is an associate professor of history, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University–Newark.  He is the author of Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). His writing has appeared in publications including the Journal of American History, the New York Times, and Dissent. He co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

Whitney Strub is an associate professor of history, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right (Columbia University Press, 2011) and Obscenity Rules:Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression (University Press of Kansas, 2013), and co-editor of Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). He co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project.

Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In both her creative and scholarly work she explores the themes of agency and pleasure in the lives of black women and girls. Naomi also works with the Queer Newark Oral History Project at Rutgers-Newark. Her work has been published in The Feminist Wire, Bitch, Racialicious, Apogee Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, Weird Sister, and elsewhere.